Gotham, “Flash” Get Vicki Vale & More

With production set to begin on the new seasons of many Fall TV shows next month, early casting is underway for new season regulars with word today from TV Line about key new faces coming to FOX’s “Gotham” and The CW’s “The Flash”.

First up, journalist and occasional love interest character Vicki Vale is coming to “Gotham” – in this version she’s in her twenties. The role is perhaps known best due to Kim Basinger’s portrayel in Tim Burton’s 1989 film.

Also today, The CW is reportedly set to cast a ‘major recurring character’ described in the notes thus: “Barry’s slightly older, slightly geekier contemporary, a guy who is as smart as he is intuitive. As such, this newcomer doesn’t buy Barry’s nice guy routine and sets out to learn what he’s hiding – all while concealing some secrets of his own.”

Meanwhile the site also says that CBS has passed on the pilot for the espionage themed series “Section 13” which has reportedly freed up actor Tom Welling. As a result, there’s a fan push to get the “Smallville” star to play Superman in the network’s “Supergirl” TV series.

Welling was asked about the possibility earlier this year to which he said: “There’s people who would like it… there’s people who don’t like it, but I will tell you that no one has ever actually asked me to do it. So, I don’t know. It would be kind of odd. I don’t know who he is at that point. He would obviously be Superman.”

If he gets the role, the Kal-El he plays won’t be the same one who starred in “Smallville”. However, with “The Flash” and “Supergirl” having established a multiverse, the possibility is there.